The royal burgh of Elgin, the administrative and commercial centre for Moray Speyside, was founded in the early 12th century by King David I of Scotland when there was a castle on Ladyhill. The medieval street pattern can still be seen in the core of the historic town, and a new heritage initiative called Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere is refreshing the way in which Elgin’s rich and colourful history is told. Johnstons of Elgin, which has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797, has an international reputation for quality.
There is a variety of holiday accommodation, plenty of things to do and a variety of places to eat. Visit the Elgin Food and Drink Trail and enjoy the taste of Elgin.
The main visitor information point in Moray Speyside is in the Library in Cooper Park, Elgin.